Grosse Ile Presbyterian Church
Thursday, March 05, 2015
7925 Horsemill Road
Grosse Ile, MI 48138
Welcome to
Grosse Ile Presbyterian Church!

Please join us for Sunday worship at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary. Coffee and conversation follow each service in Fellowship Hall. Children of any age are welcome in worship and a nursery is available for infants and preschoolers from 8 a.m. until after the second service. Sunday school for children, youth and adults is offered during the Education Hour beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Our purpose in this community of faith is to become the kind of church described in the Bible. We strive to carry out Christ's plan to mobilize the entire congregation for ministry and mission work. There is a place for you here! Are you a visitor? Click here.

We are located on the north end of Grosse Ile, Michigan, at the corner of Horsemill Road and Parke Lane. Directions...

Grosse Ile Presbyterian Church

2015 Theologian in Residence

Jesus, Judaism and the Parables

Amy-Jill Levine Ph.D

 Amy-Jill Levine is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies, and Professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School and College of Arts and Sciences. Her most recent book is Short Stories by Jesus, the Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi.



Friday March 6, 2015                                     

6 pm     Dinner             

7 pm     The Prodigal Son                     

Saturday March 7, 2015

8:30      Continental Breakfast and registration

9:00      Hearing the Parables Through Jewish Ears: Pearl of Great Price, Yeast, Pharisee and Tax Collector

10:15    How Jews and Christians Read Scripture Differently

11:30    Lunch

12:30    Understanding Jesus Means Understanding Judaism

 Sunday March 8, 2015

Dr. Levine preaches at 8:15 worship and 10:30 worship on Luke 10:25-37, The Good Samaritan

 Registration is required for meals and childcare. Call Grosse Ile Presbyterian Church 734-676-8811 or email to register. At all meals we will accept a free-will donation to cover cost.


Dr. Levine holds the B.A. from Smith College, the M.A. and  Ph.D. from Duke University, and honorary doctorates from Christian Theological Seminary, Drury University, the University of Richmond, the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, and the University of South Carolina-Upstate. Her books include The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus (HarperOne), the edited collection, The Historical Jesus in Context (Princeton), and the thirteen-volume edited series, Feminist Companions to the New Testament and Early Christian Writings (Continuum). With Marc Brettler of Brandeis University, she edited the Jewish Annotated New Testament (Oxford). She has written, with her Vanderbilt colleague Douglas Knight, The Meaning of the Bible: What The Jewish Scriptures and the Christian Old Testament Can Teach us  (HarperOne); with Warren Carter of Brite Divinity School, she published in 2013 The New Testament: Methods and Meanings (Abingdon).  Her most recent book is Short Stories by Jesus: the Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi (HarperOne).  She has recorded "Introduction to the Old Testament," "Great Figures of the Old Testament," and "Great Figures of the New Testament" for the Teaching Company. In 2011, Professor Levine became Affiliated Professor at the Woolf Institute: Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations at Cambridge, UK. A self-described "Yankee Jewish feminist who teaches in a predominantly Christian divinity school in the buckle of the Bible Belt," Professor Levine combines historical-critical rigor, literary-critical sensitivity, and a frequent dash of humor with a commitment to eliminating anti-Jewish, sexist, and homophobic theologies.

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